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Bentonite Avonlea

Oxide Analysis Formula
CaO 0.86% 0.14
K2O 0.43% 0.04
MgO 2.16% 0.48
Na2O 2.37% 0.34
Al2O3 19.39% 1.70
SiO2 64.64% 9.63
Fe2O3 2.16% 0.12
LOI8.00%
Oxide Weight 824.08
Formula Weight 895.74

Notes

This material was manufactured for some years from large deposits near Avonlea, Saskatchewan and used mainly in the oil industry, but also in ceramics as a plasticizer. It is typical of the bentonite deposits in the area.

Bulk Density: 60 lbs/cu. ft.
Sieve Analysis:
325 mesh - 60%
200 mesh - 75%
100 mesh - 95%

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Materials Bentonite
Typecodes Clay Other
Clays that are not kaolins, ball clays or bentonites. For example, stoneware clays are mixtures of all of the above plus quartz, feldspar, mica and other minerals. There are also many clays that have high plasticity like bentonite but are much different mineralogically.

By Tony Hansen


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